Back in December 2019, MC&T originally reported that Lingenfelter Performance Engineering – a household name in aftermarket GM performance – would pursue a C1 Chevrolet Blazer program that would offer a supercharged V6 engine with all-wheel-drive. It’s been pretty quiet since then, until now, where there’s photo proof that a supercharged Chevrolet Blazer package is happening from the Indiana-based tuning company.
Photos of the supercharged Chevrolet Blazer were provided by Lingenfelter Performance.
At its best, the current-generation Chevrolet Blazer pushed out 308 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque from its 3.6L V6 engine, which is largely the same as you’ll find in both the Chevrolet Colorado and Chevrolet Camaro. It’s not exactly the last word in SUV performance from the factory, be it on the road (see: Durango SRT, Grand Cherokee Trackhawk) or off of it (see: Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler). But with the Lingenfelter supercharger kit, that will be far from the case.
The magic starts with an Edelbrock-branded TVS1740 supercharger with a high-efficiency intercooler and a powder coat finish, the same as the popular supercharger kit Lingenfelter offers on the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon V6 pickup trucks. Being a company of its caliber, LPE is making the package 50 state emissions compliant, and will include professional installation, testing, and a warranty, as well as a certificate of authenticity.
The transverse V6-mounted supercharged Chevrolet Blazer from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering should push about 40 percent more horsepower and torque over stock. That roughly translates to 431 horsepower, and 378 lb-ft of torque, but we still await official word. Details on how the company was able to get the 9-speed automatic transmission to handle that extra power will also be revealed at a later date.
Visually, the supercharged Chevrolet Blazer is a bit of a sleeper, but if you look closely, you’ll be able to tell it apart from more pedestrian models. There are both “S” badges and a few Lingenfelter badges, although the ride height appears to be stock, or close to it. Considering the extra power under the hood, the aggressive lines of the C1 Blazer seem to be more in line with its capabilities.
Pricing for the supercharged Chevrolet Blazer is so far unconfirmed, but the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering supercharger packages on the Colorado and Canyon are priced from $7,000 with installation. A DIY kit is also available for $5,550. A full performance package for the Chevy Blazer, including suspension, brake, exhaust and tire upgrades, would likely cost extra.